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21 Then Job answered:
let this be the consolation you offer.
then after I have spoken, you may continue mocking.
4 As for me, is my complaint m against a man?
Then why shouldn’t I be impatient?
5 Look at me and shudder; n
put your hand over your mouth. o
and my body trembles p in horror.
growing old and becoming powerful?
8 Their children are established while they are still alive, q
and their descendants, before their eyes.
9 Their homes are secure and free of fear; r
no rod from God strikes them. s
their cows calve and do not miscarry.
their children skip about,
and rejoicing at the sound of the flute. t
and go down to * Sheol in peace.
We don’t want to know Your ways. w
15 Who is the * Almighty, that we should serve Him,
and what will we gain by pleading with Him?” x
The counsel of the wicked is far from me! y
17 How often is the lamp z of the wicked put out?
Does disaster a come on them?
Does He apportion destruction in His anger?
like chaff b a storm sweeps away?
19 God reserves a person’s punishment for his children. c
Let God repay the person himself, so that he may know it.
let him drink from the Almighty’s wrath! d
21 For what does he care about his family once he is dead, e
when the number of his months has run out? f
22 Can anyone teach God knowledge, g
since He judges the exalted ones? h
23 One person dies in excellent health, i
completely secure j and at ease.
and his bones are full of marrow. m
25 Yet another person dies with a bitter n soul,
having never tasted prosperity.
and worms cover them. o
the schemes you would wrong me with.
and “Where are the tents p the wicked lived in?”
Don’t you accept their reports? q
rescued from the day of wrath.
Who would repay r him for what he has done?
and someone keeps watch over his tomb.
33 The dirt on his grave is s sweet to him.
Everyone follows behind him,
and those who go before him are without number.
Your answers are deceptive.
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